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Animal Kingdom / Re: MY dog
« on: December 25, 2012, 07:59:54 PM »
Christmas Eve

2010 - Nikon D90
2011 - Nikon D700
2012 - Nikon D800
2012 - Canon 5D Mark III

Canon General / Re: Canon sent me an opinion survey
« on: December 23, 2012, 07:15:54 PM »
I completed the survey as well...here is the wish list of lenses that I gave them:

24-70mm F2.8 L with IS

24-105mm L F2.8 L with IS (yeah, I know I'm dreaming, but I put it down anyway)

24-300mm L quality with IS but lighter than current version (under 1,000 g) for travel

Portrait / Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
« on: December 23, 2012, 03:16:46 PM »
Merry Christmas!

Lenses / Re: New Sigma 35mm f/1.4 for Canon getting awesome reviews
« on: December 16, 2012, 05:38:41 PM »
I received the new Sigma 35 f/1.4 last week, and I am really impressed with the lens!!!!

  • I can't believe how well built the lens is, and how beautiful it looks....I actually think it is better built and looks better than my Canon L lenses!
  • I really like the Sigma pinch cap design, which is even better than the Nikon pinch caps!

I sure hope Sigma continues to produce more high quality lenses, like the new 35 f/1.4!

Lenses / Re: 2013 - The Year for 400mm Lenses? [CR1]
« on: December 16, 2012, 02:17:03 PM »
I would most definitely purchase the EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS (Not push-pull) if it has fast AF, and hopefully it is no larger or heavier than the current model.

PowerShot Cameras / Re: G15 or G1X for my mom???
« on: December 10, 2012, 07:35:25 PM »
Here is a good comparison to the Sony RX100, and based on the review, it appears that the video quality of the G15 is excellent.

Small | Large

Can Anyone commment on how the video is for the G15? especially in low(er) light.. ie: indoors with standard light fixtures?

Tried slapping my 40mm on the 60D and letting my wife use it to take videos of the kids; still too big/too many controls for her, does NOT like the manual focus.

Just want something a little nicer than her old ELPH for pics and videos; I fear the G15 will be pushing it for size as it is, so I probably have to rule out the G1X even though I would probably find it hand for family trips when I dont want to lug around my dSLR. And the G15 seem like a decent compromise; I already tried to push her in mirrorless directions (whether canon or nikon J2) and she seems to want none of that!

thanks for you help...

Lenses / Re: New Sigma 35mm f/1.4 for Canon getting awesome reviews
« on: December 07, 2012, 11:41:10 PM »
I just ordered this lens from Adorama today, but it is on back order....I can't wait to get it!

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Post Your Best Hi-ISO/Low Light 5DIII Shots!
« on: December 02, 2012, 01:31:04 PM »
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L II
top photo at ISO 12800 - 182mm
bottom photo at ISO 8000 - 125mm

PowerShot / Re: G1X notes
« on: November 25, 2012, 11:12:07 AM »
For those who own the G1X, did you purchase the lens filter adapter and do you use a lens filter on the camera at all times to protect the lens? 


EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's roadmap
« on: November 25, 2012, 08:39:55 AM »
You should add to the poll, the 24-70L II at $2,300 does not have IS, yet the $1,300 Tamron 24-70 does have VC. 

How is Tamron able to offer VC at $1,300, yet Canon couldn't offer it at $2,300???

Does anyone have inside information if Canon Refurbished will have another 20% off sale on L lenses anytime soon? 

I'm kicking myself for not taking advantage of the 20% off lens sale they had several months back!

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D launch and effect on 5D MkII & MKIII
« on: November 23, 2012, 10:01:29 PM »
That is because you are thinking inside the box, start to think outside it and suddenly you have full control over remote cameras on your phone with real time sensor readout for $2,000. I'd get a couple for weddings, think remotes in blimps (soundproof boxes not airships!), just imagine the images we could take that we can't currently, heck some churches still ban photography completely because of the intrusion, we will be freed from all that at a new price point. Also concerts, no more three song nonsense, I can set up a couple of remotes and fire away, adjust camera settings, get playback etc, I can't wait.

I understand the idea of having all those nice features, but they should be in the 5D MarkIII. In my opinion, Canon could have left out many of those "nice to have" features in the 6D, so they could price it around $1,500....that is all I'm saying.

I really don't see Canon having strong sales in the 6D priced at $2,099....especially since you can now get a 5D Mark III for around $2,700.  Plus, you can find great deals on the Nikon D600....I purchased an open box from Crutchfield for $1,800!

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D launch and effect on 5D MkII & MKIII
« on: November 23, 2012, 09:35:05 PM »
The two things that the 6D is lacking that I think are important to a amateur/prosumer photographer are a second memory card slot and a pop-up flash.  I just purchased a Nikon D600 for my father, rather than the 6D, because the D600 had the second memory card slot and a pop-up flash.

I could care less about WiFi and GPS....and video for that matter!  I think Canon should have designed this camera geared toward purely still photography, and left out the video, which would have kept down the retail price and Canon might have been able to price it around $1,500.  The Nikon D700 doesn't have video, and look at how many still love that camera!

I agree regarding the pop-up flash. However, the only reason I want one on my 5D3 is to be able to use it a wireless trigger. Other than that, I see little to no value to it.

As for the secondary card slot...
I don't see why people are complaining so much about it. I have a CF card and an SD in my 5D3, but I never use em both at the same time. I did once, and regretted it during post processing.
I only use the SD card when my CF card runs out of space.

Wifi on the other hand,
Nikon sees the potential of including that technology. In the commercial for the new D3200, they advertised their wifi dongle to go with it. The first guy I met using a D600 (before it became widely available), showed off the wireless dongle to me as one of the features he liked about it. It is a great feature to have when shooting sports b/c you don't have to buy an Eye-fi card to send the photos wirelessly to your computer.  His D600 had some kind of compartment on the strap to house the wireless dongle.

Not to mention that a LOT of people out there take pictures and then post them to Facebook, flickr, etc. Canon is going to release a phone app (for iOS and Android) that allows you to control your DSLR with your phone. The phone can function as a wireless release and even upload the your camera's photos online without the need to download them to your computer.

The real kicker would be if you can use your phone as a wifi hotspot. That means you can post the pictures ANYWHERE that you have cell reception.  I can see lots of teenagers and young adults using this feature to upload their photos to facebook and whatnot.

Yeah, WiFi might be a good idea for an entry level DSLR or point and shoot, but I don't see a lot of teenagers and young adults buying $2,000+ DSLR bodies, and I doubt most people that buy a $2,000+ body will post their photos on the internet without processing the RAW files on their computer first. 

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D launch and effect on 5D MkII & MKIII
« on: November 23, 2012, 08:10:17 PM »
So answer this question, do you ever back-up your computer to make sure you don't lose the important files/photos you have saved???  Having a 2nd memory card slot is the same thing when it comes to a camera!  I guess we're not going to agree on the importance of having back-up files! 

My point is from a retail price standpoint, I'd much rather have a camera with a 2nd memory card slot and pop-up flash vs. a camera that had one card slot and no pop-up flash, but had GPS and WiFi.  If you talk about the "wants v. needs", how many people really need GPS and WiFi? 

Also, I don't think most people who own a DSLR bought it because they wanted the video feature, so it is also a feature that Canon could of left out of the 6D, and that would have kept down the cost.....it would have drove those that wanted video toward the 5D MKIII.

When it's all said and done, Nikon delivered what I wanted in the D600 with the dual memory card slots and pop-up flash for the same price as the 6D, and that is why I purchased the D600. 

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